With the upcoming earth day ahead I wanted to make a quick upcycle project in mixed media style.
As a great fan of upcycling- in fact my grandmother invented upcycling back in her early days long before I was born- I love to use, reuse and repurpose almost everything in my craft room.
When I had to clean my space and collected paper waste for the bin a brochure of a german online company (similar to etsy) crossed my cleaning. The paper felt so nice and smooth, and the weight was so heavy and sturdy… I could not discard it!
All mixed media artists own lots and lots of Gesso, so I covered the whole brochure with Gesso. Then I wiped and stamped and stenciled and sprayed … et voilá: I got a really pretty art journal almost for free.
I used the journal for even more mixed media later, and to be completely honest with you: It became my favorite art journal so far!
For detailled instuctions please watch the video below.
For more inspirations and upcycle projects please visit the Imagine Crafts blog: